Absolute Hygiene Solutions’ annual SafeContractor Health & Safety accreditation has been renewed by Alcumus Group

Absolute Hygiene Solutions’ annual SafeContractor Health & Safety accreditation has been renewed by Alcumus Group

Absolute Hygiene Solutions has been accredited by the SafeContractor Scheme for their Health and Safety. The SSIP-approved H &S assessment allows contractors to demonstrate their best practise and compliance with H & S requirements. The accreditation process works to ensure that H & S paperwork is up to date and conforms with legal industry requirements. Alcumus SafeContractor is used by many organisations across the UK, from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies. Alcumus has renewed our accreditation this year for our continuous drive to provide a high quality and safe service to our clients. For information on the Services we provide, please click...
XLAIR – Intense Fragrancing Designed for Generous Spaces

XLAIR – Intense Fragrancing Designed for Generous Spaces

“We are extremely excited to unveil our new secret weapon designed to fragrance and uplift large spaces.” Watch our XLAIR Video here, presented by our Hygiene & Welfare Consultant, Elaine Billinghurst  XLAIR is an attractive, versatile and affordable option, aimed at creating a passive scent in considerable and challenging spaces up to 3500sqft. The XLAIR utilizes a ‘Hi-tech Smart Fan’ which enables dry essential oils to travel, maximising your experience. The XLAIR is the perfect, intelligent solution for boosting fragrance in sizeable areas such as; hotels, offices, reception areas, hospitals, nursing homes, locker rooms, large stadiums and care facilities. Xlair brings  a veritable aircare system at your disposal. Key Benefits of the XLAIR system: Dry vapour – remains airborne for maximum impact Essential oils – a natural solution, free from propellants and solvents Customisable Fragrance – Endless fragrance options and combinations, to combat nose fatigue Seven strength settings – to cater for every individual need As always, we strive to provide a clean and green service and are committed to being kinder to the environment. The XLAIR features recyclable cartridges containing no VOCs helping us to retain our eco-friendly ethos. The XLAIR is now available for installation in your business. For more information, please contact us today for a free consultation, we look forward to hearing from you soon! Call us on: 020 8317...
Are Your Staff Washing/Sanitising Their Hands?

Are Your Staff Washing/Sanitising Their Hands?

Staff absenteeism could be disrupting the efficiency of your workforce. Each member of staff in your company plays a unique and key role. Illnesses such as coughs and colds, accounted for approximately 6.3 Million days lost in the year of 2016. Respondents in the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Absentee Management Survey of 2016, reported that nearly three quarters of organisations involved, experienced staff presentism (When staff are ill at work). We have between 2-10 million bacteria between our fingertips and elbows, this can double after using the toilets. Most infections are caused by naturally occurring harmful bacteria and viruses being passed by hand contact. There is an inexpensive and effective way to prevent the spread of germs in your workplace. Hand washing is the single most effective step in breaking this chain of cross contamination and preventing the transmission of foodborne illness, colds and infection in the workplace; ensuring compliance with legislation. After washing your hands and also for visibly clean hands, AHS recommends protecting your hands with Enduro, our alcohol free, moisturising hand santiser that continues to work 2 hours after application:  Absolute Hygiene Hand Care...
Nature has forced business owners, schools and colleges to consider emergency floor protection.

Nature has forced business owners, schools and colleges to consider emergency floor protection.

With adverse weather conditions affecting most of the UK over the past week, nature has forced business owners, schools and colleges to consider emergency floor protection.  Heavy snow and ice mixed with grit and salt has not only created a huge mess, but a health and safety nightmare!  Nowadays, the threat of a law suit if a floor becomes a slip hazard is a very real fear, but this is completely avoidable with AHS barrier matting. A nearby village shop which doubles as a Post Office has been a hive of activity, experiencing constant footfall throughout the day due to local schools being closed. The old and tired door mat literally coudn’t cope!  So the shopkeeper resorted to opening up large cardboard boxes to cover the floor, which then became soaked through, creating an unsightly mess! The floor needed constant mopping to avoid slips or falls as customers came in and out. A simple large traffic mat at the entrance would soak up the melted snow, trapping it along with the salt and dirt; runner mating in the aisles would add further protection.  The old vintage tea rooms have a beautiful brand new wooden floor. The owner has to put up a notice asking all customers to remove their snowy shoes and to leave them at her front door which will undoubtedly lose her business.   When you’re investing in quality flooring of any kind, it pays to consider entrance matting from the outset. The industrial rubber backed carpet mats that we supply are of superior quality, are durable and  complete with rubber borders.  They are suitable for most floor...
Fresher Is Always Better! Introducing The New AHS Urinal Screen!

Fresher Is Always Better! Introducing The New AHS Urinal Screen!

For many companies across the business world it is of upmost importance to create a good impression that extends to the everyday working environment, this should also extend to the sometimes forgotten, washroom area. A common source of malodours can be found in the washroom, particularly, the gent’s urinals. Foul smells can have a negative impact on your organisation and the welfare and moral of your workforce. Up to five feet of the surrounding area of the urinal can be affected by urine splatter and splashback, which is why urinals present a common breeding ground for bacteria and bad odours. Urine droplets containing pathogens may contribute to the spread of sickness in the workplace. AHS Urinal screens have a multitude of beneficial qualities; releasing billions of optimised bacteria that sterilise and eliminate odours for a fresher environment.  Long protrusions eradicate splashback, reducing the spread of harmful bacteria at the shared standing area.  As the screen sits over the opening, it stops debris such as hair and chewing gum falling through which can contribute to blockages. Best of all, the urinal screen gives your washroom a splash of colour with a continuous fragrance. Alternating fragrances to prevent nose fatigue; AHS offers a service that replaces the screens for you, for continuously fresh washrooms. Follow this link to find out more: Urinal Screen...
Who is at risk of Threadworm?

Who is at risk of Threadworm?

September is the start of the academic year and is arguably one of the busiest times of the year for parents and children returning to Nursery and School. Making sure your child’s hands are washed could prove to be a challenging experience. This year has seen a rise in cases of Threadworm infections reported in nurseries around the country. Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that infect the large intestine of humans. Threadworms are a common type of worm infection in the UK, particularly prevelent in children under the age of 10. Worms appear white in stools and look strikingly similar to small peices of thread. It is also possible to notice them around your child’s bottom. In some cases, Threadworms do not cause symptoms, however, people have reported itchiness around the bottom or vagina. Itchiness often worsens during nittght time which can be a clear indication of infection. There are many ways in which a Threadworm infection can spread. Thankfully we have a range of products available that can minimize and eliminate infection. Educate yourself by reading our explainer graphic below:   Prevention Preventing a Threadworm infection can be a challenging experience. However, maintaining good hygiene and making sure your children’s hands are washed regularly can help to prevent the infection from spreading. Our Enduro Hand Sanitiser can help ∂vvtto keep both you and your children’s hands clean in between washes and meals. Enduro Hand Sanitiser is tested and proven to be sporadically active against C. difficile. Its pleasant foam formulation is kind to skin and preserves natural skin oils rather than stripping them like...

AHS Receives Double Award from Build

What a better way to start off the new year than to announce that we have been presented with two accolades from Build 2016 Facilities Management Awards for the Best Workplace Hygiene Experts and Excellence in Clinical Waste Management for South East England. This recognition of our services could not have come at a better time, as we recently celebrated 10 years of AHS (we will talk more about that later – as that celebration deserves its own post). If you are unaware of what the Build Awards are, they’re a platform that rewards the best in technical innovation, property industries, design and worldwide construction. The Facilities Management Awards acknowledges the “hidden heroes” (as they like to call it) within the Facilities Management industry; the awards are a declaration of their excellence and dedication to their profession. Now I’m sure you can imagine why we are so excited to be rewarded these two awards out of all the facilities management companies in the whole of South East England! Over the 10 years we have spent building AHS, we have ensured that we always remain committed to our clients’ welfare and our environment, whilst working proactively to solve everyday problems which enables our customers to carry on with their working day. In a world where environmental policy is held with such high esteem, we strive to provide services that contain a limited amount of chemicals, reduce water and energy usage and we grid plan our vehicles for the best fuel consumption. We can all agree this is a pretty hard task but AHS has managed to conquer this which confirms...
5 Hand Hygiene Tips for Kids!

5 Hand Hygiene Tips for Kids!

Good hand hygiene is the best defence we have against infections and this is particularly helpful when children start nursery or school where bugs are in abundance. We know it can be tricky to get your child to wash their hands so we’ve put together our hand hygiene tips for kids! Experiment This is perfect if children are visual learners. In a bowl, get some body lotion and ask your child to mix some glitter into it. When the glitter and body lotion are all mixed together and all over their hands ask them to shake your hands or pick up their favourite toy. As you’re doing this, show them how easy it is for the glitter to end up around the house or school. When washing their hands, point out how the glitter is washed away, especially when you wash your hands thoroughly. This experiment is good as you are able to explain that some germs are not bad but highlights how hands need to be washed after the toilet or after sneezing. Colour Kids love to colour in so if you want them to understand the importance of hand hygiene, it is time to get creative! Draw your own posters of germs or simply a picture of someone or your child’s favourite character washing their hands. If drawing is not your thing, pass the pen over to your child or visit Pinterest. Sing! World Health Organisation recommend washing your hands thoroughly for twenty seconds with soap and warm water. A good way to do this with kids is to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice so they know they are washing...
Hygiene in the Workplace

Hygiene in the Workplace

Hygiene and cleanliness in the workplace is very important to ensure employees and visitors are happy and healthy. We provide many products and services that will help keep your workplace nice and clean. We like to make hygiene in the workplace as easy as possible and you’ll probably find with the right hygiene solutions in place it will help with your cleaning processes too. Here we show you how AHS help. Washrooms Good hygiene at work is very important and as most germs and bacteria originate from the washroom it is crucial it is kept as clean and as hygienic as possible. Our WC sanitiser definitely helps between periods of cleaning. It feeds in a measured dose of active product into the cistern which then attacks hard water deposits in the toilet bowl, preventing the unsightly scale that can form. It also kills up to 99.3% of bacteria and germs and the foam concentrate keeps toilets hygienic and odour-free. When it’s time to clean the toilet you will notice it will need less elbow grease and harmful chemicals. It’s also more hygienic for you as it reduces the chances of sickness. Similarly, we provide a Bio-Breakdown chemical spray which is the best way to clean your urinals and surrounding areas as it kills bacteria and that unmistakable urine stench, leaving it clean and hygienic. Enclosed Working Environments Whether you work in an office, care home or warehouse it is likely bad smells will arise, whether that’s because someone is having fish for lunch, someone has smoked in a small hotel room or you care for the elderly. It can be hard to eradicate...
Can you Improve on Perfection?

Can you Improve on Perfection?

AirSteril products are the best, boasting unbeatable technology that always delivers excellent results. It’s hard to believe they could work better.  Well, now they do.  AirSteril completely eradicates bad smells and kills bacteria on surfaces and in the air, helping to reduce sickness in the workplace. The performance of all the units has been substantially improved which means even greater reduction in contamination, both on surfaces and in the air, giving you an even safer and more hygienic workplace. The Technical Bit… The lamps now all feature a Tungsten core meaning they have greater reliability than ever before with more resistance to temperature variance. Titanium Dioxide Catalysts have now been added to create Photo Catalytic Oxidisation (PCO) – one of the most powerful airborne disinfection processes known to man. PCO eliminates pollen, pet dander, mould, bacteria and viruses in the air, as well as VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) such as Methane, Benzene, Ammonia, formaldehyde. Even toxic gases, such as nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide are reduced or destroyed. So whether you work in a school, care home, funeral directors or an office you will find AirSteril to be a huge benefit to your workplace. We have units suitable for different environments and demands such as Washrooms, Healthcare, Commercial and Mobile Units.  Contact us for a FREE consultation: Tel: 0208 317 9693 Email: enquiries@absolutehygienesolutions.com Follow us on Twitter Like us on...
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